Thank goodness the weekend is here! It is suppose to be a gorgeous weekend here in Colorado. Hopefully we will make it up into the mountains tomorrow to see the Aspens. They turn a gorgeous bight yellow in the fall, and the mountains are just covered in them. We have plans with friends on Saturday night too, so it should be a fun weekend! Especially if this Bourbon Apple Cider happens again.
I am honored to be posting over at Cooking Healthy for Me today. Ann is lucky enough to be visiting family in England, and asked if I would fill in for her. Of course!! Given that Ann is the Queen of healthy meals, I had to make something to fit in over there. I made my absolute favorite salad. I think the proper chef name for this salad in Panzanella, but in my family we call it Bread Salad. Big chucks of toasty bread, tangy balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sweet tomatoes, crunchy pumpkin seeds…..yum! Please go tell Ann I said hi, and check out this great salad. Even my picky husband will eat this (if I leave off the tomatoes and cucumbers and add avocado and walnuts). See it is versatile too
I was contacted by Oh! Nuts a couple weeks ago to see if I was interested in trying some of their nuts for my holiday baking. I made these great cookies with Macadamia Nuts, and then wanted to do something a little different with the Cashews. This is my version of a childhood favorite we used to get every Christmas. It is super easy to make too!
The movers finally delivered our stuff!! I spent the ENTIRE day unpacking, and it really doesn’t look like I did very much. We did manage to clear out the garage so we can park both cars in there, that is huge! My Kitchen Aid is unpacked and all set up :) Everything else is still a complete mess. I think it will take at least a week to get everything set up.
Since I have yet to cook much in the last week, today I bring you Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny. Kelly has a great site offering tasty healthy recipes. Plus gorgeous pictures! Make sure you go visit her and tell her I said Hi!
If you are looking for me today, I am over with Chef Dennis at A Culinary Journey. Yes, you heard me right….CHEF DENNIS!!!! I know, I was shocked when he asked me too. I mean, really, he is Chef Dennis. A real live chef. And I am on his radar? Wow!
Anyway…I made this amazing cocktail that is a knock-off of the Cherry Limeade at Taco Bell. I don’t usually make cocktails, but this one was so good!
So head on over to A Culinary Journey and check it out. Tell Dennis I said Hi!